Your Time Has Not Yet Come

 “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.” (Acts 12:11)

After reinstating Peter, Jesus predicted the kind of death Peter would die:

“Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. (John 21:18-19)

But when Herod imprisoned Peter, hoping to have him killed, God answered the prayers of the church and delivered Peter because his time to die had not yet come, and it certainly wouldn’t happen according to Herod’s time or plan. So an angel from the Lord appeared to the chained and sleepy disciple, told him to get up, get dressed, broke free the chains that bound him, and brought him out of prison so he could carry on the Lord’s work (Acts 12:1-18).

During a time when the world is facing a pandemic and fear is gripping many, God continues to assure His children that their time to die has not yet come. While death is inevitable, God continues to answer the relentless prayers of His people to spare lives so they too can carry on His work. If God can save Peter from death, what makes you think that He won’t do the same for you? Do your best to obey the orders that have been set in place to protect you and trust God to keep you safe.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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